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Old 2013-06-30, 18:29   Link #29181
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America is spying on the European Union for their own good huh? That sure is presumptuous.
Sarcasm really doesn't work on the internet does it?
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Old 2013-06-30, 18:36   Link #29182
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Tens of thousands of Egyptians flood streets to demand Morsi quit:

"Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed
Morsi flooded the streets of Cairo on Sunday ahead of competing protests that
observers warn could descend into mayhem and bloodshed.

Swarms of anti-government demonstrators massed in Tahrir Square, crucible of the
2011 so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings that overthrew autocratic leader Hosni
Mubarak."

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http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...orsi-quit?lite

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Egypt Brotherhood says Cairo HQ under attack:

"Anti-government protesters set the national headquarters of the ruling Muslim
Brotherhood in Cairo ablaze on Sunday, throwing petrol bombs and exchanging
gunfire with guards."

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...q-under-attack
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Old 2013-06-30, 18:49   Link #29183
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Seattle fireworks too scary for baby bald eagles
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95R02020130628

New school snack food rules clamp down on calories, fat
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95Q0E520130627
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Old 2013-06-30, 19:32   Link #29184
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Sarcasm really doesn't work on the internet does it?
Indeed

The Internet was so rilled up when the U.S accused China of hacking earlier this year. America accused China all kind of funny stuff, including the evil of "Huawei" Then they got "snowed in" and the table is now turned.

So the only justification left for the U.S moral superiority is NSA must be doing the spying for your own good.

Do I believe China or Russia has a clean hand in the hacking world? Absolutely not. Do I believe America got caught again doing something immoral that it harangue China for? Absolutely.
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Old 2013-06-30, 20:12   Link #29185
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My point is that people who aren't at the top income brackets aren't spending because they know they shouldn't. Because they don't want to go into debt. And that no matter how much politicians try to encourage spending, in either China or Japan, neither country's citizens will be willing to spend more than what they earn. Because neither have the debt culture to encourage it.
Why do you assume that more consumer spending automatically means more consumer debt?

Japan manufacturers turn optimistic
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Tokyo (July 1, Mon): Big Japanese manufacturers turned optimistic for the first time since September 2011, indicating confidence in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies even after stock market volatility.

The quarterly Tankan index for large manufacturers rose to +4 last month from -8 in March, the Bank of Japan said in Tokyo today. A positive figure means optimists outnumber pessimists.

The median estimate of 22 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for a +3 reading. Large companies from all industries plan to increase capital spending 5.5 per cent in the year through March next year.

Japan's gross domestic product grew an annualised 4.1 per cent in the first quarter and is forecast to expand until the second quarter of next year when a planned sales tax increase may cause an economic contraction.

Confidence may be helped by the government's growth strategy, a plan for tax cuts on fixed investment, the continued impact of fiscal stimulus and a rush in demand ahead of the planned rise in consumption tax, according to Mr Yasunari Ueno, chief market economist at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo.

"The economy has clearly entered a period of moderate recovery," Mr Ueno wrote in a June 21 report. "In addition to the indices of industrial production and exports, consumer spending has increased because of expectations for Abenomics."

Even so, some firms may be holding back on spending because of concerns over stock and bond market volatility, and higher fuel costs stemming from the weaker currency and the closure of nuclear power stations, he wrote.

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Old 2013-07-01, 13:45   Link #29186
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Snowden applies for Russian asylum, Putin says stop harming U.S.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9600QP20130701
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Old 2013-07-01, 14:16   Link #29187
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So why isn't the Eu willing to give Snowden Asylum?
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Old 2013-07-01, 14:59   Link #29188
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I just hope that someday I can look back into buying some Japanese built consumer hardware instead of ending up buying Korean goods. It's not that I dislike the Korean built stuff, I just want to see the Japanese back in the game like they were in the 90s.
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Old 2013-07-01, 16:16   Link #29189
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I just hope that someday I can look back into buying some Japanese built consumer hardware instead of ending up buying Korean goods. It's not that I dislike the Korean built stuff, I just want to see the Japanese back in the game like they were in the 90s.
And that would make some good competition on the market too. Some of the electronics stuff that I own was made in Japan and it's still working very well after all those years. So I expect longevity and quality to go with products made in Japan, even if it's in mass production.
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Old 2013-07-01, 16:17   Link #29190
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So why isn't the Eu willing to give Snowden Asylum?
Because he never asked, officially.

And he's totally safer in Russia, even if it ruins his image.
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Old 2013-07-01, 16:31   Link #29191
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Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to share power
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95Q0NO20130701

Egypt forces arrest Brotherhood leader's guards: sources
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9600TM20130701
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Old 2013-07-01, 16:44   Link #29192
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Who wants to be the Leader of Egypt?
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Old 2013-07-01, 20:31   Link #29193
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19 Firefighters were killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/...ighters-killed

, still 0% contained.
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Old 2013-07-01, 20:45   Link #29194
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Neil Gaiman returns to Vertigo with new 'Sandman'
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Philadelphia (July 2, Tue): The Sandman is returning to Vertigo comics under the influence of writer Neil Gaiman.

Shelly Bond, executive editor of the imprint of DC Entertainment, said that Gaiman is working with artist J.H. Williams III to tell stories of Morpheus' world before he was captured. Titled The Sandman: Overture, the new series will appear bi-monthly from Oct 30 in comic shops and digitally.

Gaiman last penned stories in the realm of the Endless more than a decade ago. His telling of Sandman has sold more than seven million copies in nine languages by combining epic story with mythology in a comic medium.

DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson called the return to the "lush, evocative world" Gaiman created with Sandman "a literary event".

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Old 2013-07-01, 21:03   Link #29195
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Because he never asked, officially.

And he's totally safer in Russia, even if it ruins his image.
Is there an EU country that is willing to buckle with America?
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Old 2013-07-01, 21:28   Link #29196
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Is there an EU country that is willing to buckle with America?
It's more about '' Is there a EU country than haven't a extradition treaty with the US ? ''
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Old 2013-07-01, 21:35   Link #29197
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It's more about '' Is there a EU country than haven't a extradition treaty with the US ? ''
the French.

we know the French are willing to shelter pedophiles lets see if they are willing to shelter whistleblowers.
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Old 2013-07-01, 23:46   Link #29198
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the French.

we know the French are willing to shelter pedophiles lets see if they are willing to shelter whistleblowers.
Pedophiles, murderers, dictators, tax-cheaters, there's everything in France.

Just to think that they once sheltered the likes of Duvalier and Khomeini, I'm getting sick.
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Old 2013-07-02, 02:10   Link #29199
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According to WikiLeaks, Snowden also applied for Dutch asylum (among others).

I think he'd be better off not coming here, as I'm sure he'd be sent back to the US as soon as he set foot on Dutch soil, since the government wants to be such good friends with the US and comply with anything they ask, despite knowing they've been spying on us.
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Old 2013-07-02, 02:21   Link #29200
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According to WikiLeaks, Snowden also applied for Dutch asylum (among others).

I think he'd be better off not coming here, as I'm sure he'd be sent back to the US as soon as he set foot on Dutch soil, since the government wants to be such good friends with the US and comply with anything they ask, despite knowing they've been spying on us.
Yes, according the the BBC (which took it's news from wikileaks):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23139980

He has applied to 21 countries (so far):
Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela
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